The Related Studies section of the ESS website gives access to data relevant to the ESS user community but not part of the official ESS data and documentation. These studies have either fielded direct ESS questions, are developed in cooperation with the ESS, or have collected data with direct relevance to the ESS.
All data collections meet the following methodological requirements:
- The PI(s) and the fieldwork organization(s) subscribe to (an) ethical declaration(s).
- The study adhered to national and/or international data protection regulations at the time of fieldwork.
- Random probability methods were used at every stage of the sampling.
- The data and documentation have been deposited at a national or international data archive.
- The data file(s) which are publicly available to users have anonymized data only.
- A questionnaire in English is available along the deposited data.
- A documentation report with key parts of documentation/methodology (geographical coverage, universe included and excluded, mode(s) of data collection, sampling procedure(s), weighting, funders, access conditions) is available in English along with the deposited data.
Subject to the study’s acceptance by ESS ERIC, the information provided in this document will be published on this page alongside a link to the study’s archived data and documentation.
Studies wishing to be considered as a related study would normally be expected to discuss their intention with ESS ERIC prior to commencing fieldwork. Countries within the European Research Area would normally be expected to field the ESS as an ESS ERIC Member, Observer or Guest rather than as a related study.